Dolphins extremely certain moving up in NFL Draft is possible
With Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill ready to make his return this upcoming season from a devastating knee injury suffered last August, the team has also been open to the idea about trading up in the first round to select a top quarterback prospect.
When Dolphins general manager Chris Grier was asked on Wednesday by Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald about whether the team could move up in the 2018 NFL Draft to a selection higher than the No. 11 pick, Grier said it was doable.
“I think there is,” Grier replied if they had the ability to move up from their 11th pick. “I think you can always make a deal to move up. It all depends on how much you want to give up. You see some deals with some teams, we may think that they gave up a lot to get up there.
Dolphins fans remember that the team had quite a bad experience with moving up in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft when the team selected defensive end Dion Jordan at No. 3 overall, which Grier referenced regarding Miami having to give up a second-round pick as well as their No. 12 pick.
“And then other times, you’re like, ‘Wow, they didn’t give up enough.’ If teams want to move up or down, depending on what they want to do,” Grier added. “We had a situation here in the past where we made a trade in the first round and really didn’t give up a ton for a player. At the end of the day, I think you can move up and down fairly easily. But you also still need someone to want that player or move out of that spot.”
What should the Dolphins do with their No. 11 overall pick? Should they keep it and their other draft picks in order to fill holes on the roster, or move up and take a gamble on one of these top quarterbacks in the draft?